Monday, 16 July 2007

Brown paper packages

Busy, fun, boxes and rain, that just about sums up my weekend. Man this week is going to be really busy also, then its school holidays...Yippee!!!!! As its the end of the school year and I have two children in different school I have lots of shows, school parties and dress up days to be going to, the children are moving in a zombie like state as they are just sooooooo tired. Its all good fun. Yet more rain again this weekend, so the garden still resembles a nature field, Archie went out yesterday for some fresh air and ended up looking more like an enormous hedgehog than a rabbit, all his fur was wet and sticking up in spine like points!!!!
So not a lot of crafty goodness took place although plenty of housework got done, I had a visit from my Mom and brother and it was all worth it as for the first time ever my Mom did not say a negative word about the way I run my house. Although she was a little uncomfortable about the piggies (Charlie and Lola) being in the living room.
My Boden sale order arrived...Yummy only one thing needs to go back. I did manage a little sewing time as I wanted to alter a top I had got in my lovely Boden box full of goodies and pretty tissue paper!!!I am such a sucker for these details....
I wanted this top for a while, but being large in the bust department, but petite in height I did not think this top would fit well. It was such a good buy in the sale I took the chance. Well I was so right, it fitted the bust, but far to long in the straps, it is one long binded piece, so with a faint heart I took the scissors to it. Chopped a good inch off each shoulder strap, hand sewed the hem and got busy with my button hole foot. I could not make my mind up on buttons and after a lot of playing around I went with the aubergine colour of the bust line, I still felt it had a look of a maternity top (although that is what is 'in' at the moment) so I darted the front. I am rather impressed with the results, now I just need some sun shine to wear it... I leave you with a rather blurry bit of crochet. I have been trying in vain to master the granny square, I need someone to show me really, so whilst away I played about with spare wool and came up with my Ipod bag, yer its a bit naff, but it does the job and stops me worrying it will fall out of my pocket as I move around.

I have had little time to blog (write or read) this weekend, I caught up on a few comments (still have a few to reply to) this morning and I read one blog that positively had me in heaps of laughter, if you want to have a laugh out loud moment click on to MonkeeMaker and go back to the post 'How camp is my Monkey'...such fab pictures, as I am thinking a lot about camping at the moment so it especially touched my giggle button...go on put a smile on your face...

12 comments:

Ragged Roses said...

I love that top - hope we get some sun for you to wear it! Isn't this time of year mad? So busy at school etc - not long till the holidays ..
Kim x

Alison said...

Love the top although I wouldn't be brave enough to alter it ~ my dressmaking skills are non existant:-)
Alison x

Monkee Maker said...

Aww shucks, thanks for the link! I'm happy that my camp monkey brought a smile to your face on a monday morning!

And that top is lovely .... I couldn't wear it though as it would get stained immediately - fatty crisp stains and melted chocolate spring instantly to mind! I hope you'll feel a million dollars in it though.

GigerVamp said...

Have you checked out crochet tutorials on youtube? I've been teaching myself to crochet this weekend and was having a bit of a hard time using pictures in books, but found it a lot easier watching some videos on youtube. Here's a link to one granny square tutorial:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rphbKaAMKDE

Yummers! said...

Are you talking about REAL piggies in your living room... or are you referring to your kids??
Curious in Wisconsin,
Joni

Caroline said...

What a great top in such fab colours. hope you have a nice time out sometime to test drive it !

Clare said...

There's nothing like a Boden package to cheer me up!

I think we must be due for some seriously Summery weather soon - here's hoping!

Mirre said...

What a fabulous top! And even the wrapping is cheery!

Soo said...

Sounds like you're ready for the summer holidays!

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

susie susie susie........you are my feature today! Please let all your readers know. :) Congrats!
http://todayscreativeblog.blogspot.com

de vliegende koe said...

Hi Suzie, what’s up with mothers who comment their daughters household? I know some of those mums myself (not my mum). In case you are bored some day I've tagged you also if you would like to join in.

paula said...

I keep wanting to alter some of my shirts but haven't made time...this is such a good example of a successful project. Guess I'll take another look in my closet and turn on the sewing machine. :)